We welcome people from the community of all faiths, races, and nationalities to visit our church and to celebrate the gift of life with us.
Philadelphia and surrounding area.
Sunday School: 9:45 AM - suspended for the summer. To resume in September.
Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 AM
Social Hour Immediately Following Sunday Worship.
The summer hours are now in effect as of June 17th.
Sunday Worship Service: 12:30 PM
Summer hours in effect.
We are now studying the book of Exodus.
We are very sad to report the news that our very dear brother, Elmer "Bud" Quay passed away on Monday morning June 11th. He was 95. Bud was in Norristown's Einstein Hospital for several days for low blood pressure. He was in good spirits and quite cognizant the evening before, and he passed away quietly in his sleep.
A memorial service for Bud will be held on Saturday June 23rd at 3 PM at our church.
Born to Ruth and Elmer Quay on July 31, 1922, Elmer was known to his family as "Bud", the nickname his mother gave him as a young child. Bud was raised in Phila-delphia PA, and Graduated from Upper Merion high school in 1940. Shortly after grad-uation, he became a Machinist Apprentice with the E.G. Budd Company where he trained and worked until the bombing of Pearl Harbor when he and his friends decided to enlist. Elmer was denied entry due to his vision and he and all tradesmen were given a deferment as they were needed for the war effort at home. When war broke out against Japan and Germany he decided to give up his deferment for tradesmen and enter through voluntary induction. An old boss from the Budd Company suggested the Navy as he was a Navy man and took Elmer to see the recruiter. Because of his Machinist training the recruiter suggested he join the SEABEES. He was stationed in Hawaii on the island of Oahu until the war ended and he was assigned to shore duty in his hometown of Philadelphia until he was discharged in April 1946. With his Navy career behind him, he went back to the Budd Company, and worked at several other machinist jobs until he started working for Peco Electric in 1948. He remained there until 1976 when he took early retirement. He worked part-time at Spring Garden College teaching Machine Shop Math after retirement.
He was a man with a smile and kind word for everyone he met.
He was honest and honorable and had great love for his family and took pride in their accomplishments. He enjoyed helping others and was involved in many activities and hobbies including woodworking, dancing, being an active member and deacon at his church, Scoutmaster and volunteering for Aid for Friends.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Shirley D Quay
His Children: Andrew Quay, and his wife Kathy of Marietta, South Carolina, Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay both of London UK, Skye Pursel and her husband Scott of North Coventry, Pa, and Lantz Mearkle of Boyertown, PA.
His grandchildren: Tyler Pursel, Bradley Pursel, Kelsey Pursel, Hayden Mearkle, Nefeli Quay and Kimon Quay.
He was predeceased by his mother Ruth Quay, Father Elmer Quay, Sister Jean and her husband Ike Eisenhauser, niece Susan and nephew David Eisenhauer.
A memorial service to Celebrate Elmer's life will be held on Saturday June 23, 2018 at 3:00pm at Philadelphia First Church of the Brethren, 8707 Cheltenham Avenue, Wyndmoor, Pa 19038, followed by a reception and light refreshments in the church social hall.
Memorial donations may be made in Elmer's memory to "Aid For Friends," an organiza-tion close to his heart dedicated to delivering nutritious meals to homebound people in need. Elmer spent countless hours helping prepare meals at his church and delivering them to the organization.
Donations may be sent to Philadelphia First Church of the Brethren and designated for Aid for Friends in memory of Elmer Quay.
We extend an invitation to you to join us for worship, Bible study and friendship. We welcome all who seek.
Our Vision at First Church is to continue the work of Jesus- peacefully, simply and together. Our Mission is to worship God, and to live our lives guided by the teachings and example of Jesus, encouraging others through our service and actions to do the same.”
FCOB is dedicated to outreach. We welcome ideas from the community for outreach. If you are from the community and have an idea for helping the less fortunate and would like to use our facility, please submit your idea to us.
Our attractive sanctuary seats 200 people. Our parking lot holds 150 cars. We have a large social hall with full kitchen facilities that will host 200 people. Call for rates and availability. Weddings and community events can be held here.
Top of the Hill Daycare is housed within our walls and operates Monday through Friday from 7 AM till 5 PM. This is a secular operation under our direction.